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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1871
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Don Buse 1818
18. Kevin Garnett 1803
19. Shawn Marion 1746
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1689
23. Paul Pierce 1684
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Nate McMillan 1544
36. Jeff Hornacek 1536
37. Chris Paul 1535
38. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Reggie Miller* 1505
42. Andre Miller 1504
43. LeBron James 1479
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. George McGinnis 1448
48. Jerome Kersey 1439
49. Tim Hardaway 1428
50. Jason Terry 1427
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Bobby Jones 1387
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
58. Derek Fisher 1352
59. Charles Oakley 1351
60. Mike Gale 1349
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Quinn Buckner 1337
  Andre Iguodala 1337
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Vince Carter 1295
66. Latrell Sprewell 1294
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. George Gervin* 1283
70. Dwyane Wade 1281
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
87. Dan Majerle 1194
88. Gerald Wallace 1192
89. Norm Nixon 1187
90. Shawn Kemp 1185
91. Mike Bibby 1172
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Jack Sikma 1162
94. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Manu Ginobili 1153
  Jay Humphries 1153
98. Chris Ford 1152
99. Fred Brown 1149
100. Horace Grant 1143
101. Terrell Brandon 1142
102. Sedale Threatt 1138
103. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
105. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Caron Butler 1122
109. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
111. Rashard Lewis 1115
112. Nick Anderson 1114
113. Stephen Jackson 1109
114. Brian Taylor 1106
115. Sam Perkins 1105
116. Rick Barry* 1104
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
118. Larry Hughes 1092
119. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
121. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
124. Kevin Johnson 1082
125. Michael Adams 1081
126. Buck Williams 1080
127. Tom Gugliotta 1079
128. Monta Ellis 1074
129. Derrick McKey 1072
130. Alex English* 1067
131. Johnny Newman 1064
132. Sam Cassell 1058
133. Lionel Hollins 1053
134. Chauncey Billups 1051
135. Dirk Nowitzki 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
137. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
138. Antawn Jamison 1048
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
143. Mickey Johnson 1025
144. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
146. Johnny Moore 1017
147. Avery Johnson 1007
148. John Drew 1004
149. Danny Manning 1000
150. Sam Lacey 999
151. Paul Pressey 997
152. Michael Finley 996
  Josh Smith 996
154. Foots Walker 992
155. Rajon Rondo 990
156. Craig Ehlo 989
157. Shane Battier 988
158. Dell Curry 985
159. Jason Richardson 982
160. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
162. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
164. Robert Reid 973
165. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
167. Slick Watts 961
  Jamal Crawford 961
169. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
171. Brent Barry 955
172. Damon Stoudamire 953
173. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
175. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
177. Adrian Dantley* 944
178. Dan Issel* 943
179. Dudley Bradley 940
  Raymond Felton 940
181. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
183. Tim Duncan 937
184. Fatty Taylor 935
  Kirk Hinrich 935
186. Jason Williams 933
187. Darrell Griffith 931
188. Allen Leavell 929
189. Vern Fleming 926
190. Sidney Moncrief 924
191. Spud Webb 922
192. Joe Johnson 919
193. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
196. Elton Brand 916
197. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
200. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
  Trevor Ariza 910
203. Gerald Wilkins 907
204. Joe Dumars* 902
205. Steve Nash 899
206. Marques Johnson 888
  Kenyon Martin 888
208. Carmelo Anthony 887
  Greg Anthony 887
210. Tom Chambers 885
211. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
213. Tony Parker 883
214. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
215. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
217. Greg Ballard 877
218. Bryon Russell 874
219. Earl Watson 873
220. Larry Nance 872
221. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
223. Rodney Rogers 868
224. Bernard King* 866
225. Elvin Hayes* 864
226. Mark Price 860
227. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
229. Detlef Schrempf 856
230. Bo Outlaw 855
231. Vinnie Johnson 852
232. Lamar Odom 848
233. Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
236. Otis Thorpe 840
237. Nene Hilario 839
238. Mike Conley 838
239. Tony Allen 836
240. Billy Knight 834
241. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830
243. Rory Sparrow 828
244. Glenn Robinson 826
245. Kevin Edwards 825
246. Ron Boone 823
247. Ted McClain 821
  Gary Grant 821
249. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
250. Rudy Gay 819

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1871
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1803
17. Shawn Marion 1746
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Metta World Peace 1689
21. Paul Pierce 1684
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Hersey Hawkins 1622
26. Eddie Jones 1620
27. Rod Strickland 1616
28. Mark Jackson 1608
29. Terry Porter 1583
30. Doc Rivers 1563
31. Larry Bird* 1556
32. Doug Christie 1555
33. Nate McMillan 1544
34. Jeff Hornacek 1536
35. Chris Paul 1535
36. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
38. Kendall Gill 1519
39. Julius Erving* 1508
40. Reggie Miller* 1505
41. Andre Miller 1504
42. LeBron James 1479
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Ray Allen 1451
46. Jerome Kersey 1439
47. Tim Hardaway 1428
48. Jason Terry 1427
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. David Robinson* 1388
52. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
53. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
55. Derek Fisher 1352
56. Charles Oakley 1351
57. Rickey Green 1348
58. Quinn Buckner 1337
  Andre Iguodala 1337
60. T.R. Dunn 1316
61. Vince Carter 1295
62. Latrell Sprewell 1294
63. Alvan Adams 1289
64. Vlade Divac 1288
65. Dwyane Wade 1281
66. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
80. Chris Webber 1197
81. Dan Majerle 1194
82. Gerald Wallace 1192
83. Norm Nixon 1187
84. Shawn Kemp 1185
85. Mike Bibby 1172
86. Calvin Murphy* 1165
87. Jack Sikma 1162
88. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
90. Robert Horry 1158
91. Jay Humphries 1153
  Manu Ginobili 1153
93. Chris Ford 1152
94. Fred Brown 1149
95. Horace Grant 1143
96. Terrell Brandon 1142
97. Sedale Threatt 1138
98. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
100. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
102. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
103. Caron Butler 1122
104. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
106. Rashard Lewis 1115
107. Nick Anderson 1114
108. Stephen Jackson 1109
109. Sam Perkins 1105
110. Rick Barry* 1104
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
112. Larry Hughes 1092
113. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
115. Moses Malone* 1089
116. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
119. Kevin Johnson 1082
120. Michael Adams 1081
121. Buck Williams 1080
122. Tom Gugliotta 1079
123. Monta Ellis 1074
124. Derrick McKey 1072
125. Alex English* 1067
126. Johnny Newman 1064
127. Sam Cassell 1058
128. Lionel Hollins 1053
129. Chauncey Billups 1051
130. Bobby Jones 1050
  Dirk Nowitzki 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
133. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
134. Antawn Jamison 1048
135. Darwin Cook 1044
136. James Worthy* 1041
137. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
139. Mickey Johnson 1025
140. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
142. Johnny Moore 1017
143. Avery Johnson 1007
144. John Drew 1004
145. Danny Manning 1000
146. Sam Lacey 999
147. Paul Pressey 997
148. Josh Smith 996
  Michael Finley 996
150. Foots Walker 992
151. Rajon Rondo 990
152. Craig Ehlo 989
153. Shane Battier 988
154. Dell Curry 985
155. Jason Richardson 982
156. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
158. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
160. Robert Reid 973
161. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
163. Jamal Crawford 961
  Slick Watts 961
165. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
167. Brent Barry 955
168. Damon Stoudamire 953
169. Mike Woodson 952
170. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
172. Adrian Dantley* 944
173. George Gervin* 941
174. Raymond Felton 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
176. Gerald Henderson 939
177. Tim Duncan 937
178. Kirk Hinrich 935
179. Jason Williams 933
180. Darrell Griffith 931
181. Allen Leavell 929
182. Vern Fleming 926
183. Sidney Moncrief 924
184. George McGinnis 923
185. Spud Webb 922
186. Joe Johnson 919
187. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
190. Elton Brand 916
191. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
194. World B. Free 910
  Trevor Ariza 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
197. Gerald Wilkins 907
198. Joe Dumars* 902
199. Steve Nash 899
200. Marques Johnson 888
  Kenyon Martin 888
202. Carmelo Anthony 887
  Greg Anthony 887
204. Tom Chambers 885
205. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
207. Tony Parker 883
208. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
209. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
211. Greg Ballard 877
212. Bryon Russell 874
213. Earl Watson 873
214. Larry Nance 872
215. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
217. Rodney Rogers 868
218. Bernard King* 866
219. Elvin Hayes* 864
220. Mark Price 860
221. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
223. Detlef Schrempf 856
224. Bo Outlaw 855
225. Vinnie Johnson 852
226. Lamar Odom 848
227. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
230. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
232. Nene Hilario 839
233. Mike Conley 838
234. Tony Allen 836
235. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
237. Rory Sparrow 828
238. Glenn Robinson 826
239. Kevin Edwards 825
240. Gary Grant 821
241. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
242. Rudy Gay 819
243. Juwan Howard 818
244. Toni Kukoc 817
  George Lynch 817
  Pooh Richardson 817
247. Rafer Alston 813
248. M.L. Carr 812
249. Kerry Kittles 811
250. Reggie Williams 802

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. Al Skinner 120
  John Roche 120
68. Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Bob Netolicky 37
  Monte Towe 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
170. Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Mike Lewis 0